60+ Fun Tongue Twisters for Kids (Simple & Hard)

, Staff Writer
Updated April 14, 2021
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Are you ready to get your tongue twisted? Tongue twisters for kids are a fun language tool using rhyme words and letters or sound repetition that can lead to loads of laughter. Check out some of these popular and original tongue twisters kids of all ages will enjoy!

Easy Original Tongue Twisters for Kids

Not only are tongue twisters fun for kids to say, but they can also be a great tool for language learning. But don’t just dive right into some of the hardest tongue twisters out there. Instead, start simple by trying out some easy tongue twisters. Give your kids a giggle by testing out these simple tongue twisters on them.

  • Bouncing bed bugs borrowed blankets.
  • Billy Bob blabbered boldly.
  • Shelly sheared sheep.
  • Babbling baby boys blurted boldly.
  • Laughing Lucie lost loads of loot.
  • Light the night light tonight.
  • Kids and kittens knit in the kitchen.
  • Cooks look at cookbooks while cooking.
  • Addie asked for apples.
  • Divers dive deep.

Original Funny Tongue Twisters for Kids

One of the reasons tongue twisters are so fun is because they are nonsensical. Not only are kids working their tongue muscles to form these tricky phrases, but they are laughing along the way. For a fun time, have your kiddos give these original tongue twisters a try.

  • Tommy tossed his twelfth tooth when it turned two times.
  • Six quick hicks named Nick licked a brick.
  • Nick kicked a slick brick at Rick, but the slick brick hit Nick.
  • She shrieked at Shirley surprised by shells of selfish shellfish.
  • The raging ram runs 'round rugged Ricky to hit Mickey.
  • Mister Matt mastered math matters, or maybe math that matters mastered Mister Matt?
  • Which wishful witch whisked west while whittling wistful whisks?
  • Can clams cram cans of candy?
  • Nosy Nils annoys the noisy boys.
  • Growing glowworm, go glow on the glowing globe.

Can You Repeat It? Short Tongue Twisters

Some tongue twisters rely on alliteration, while others rely on how hard it is to repeat them. At first glance, these tongue twisters don't seem too bad — but try saying them five times fast!

  • Toy boat
  • Follow the fellow
  • Snakes slither slowly
  • Rubber baby buggy bumpers
  • Red lorry, yellow lorry
  • Unique New York
  • Baboon bamboo

Dr. Seuss Tongue Twisters for Kids

Dr. Seuss was known for his fun rhymes, riddles and tongue twisters. In fact, several of his books are full of amazing tongue twisters! Get your tongue muscles ready for these fun Dr. Seuss-style sayings.

  • "Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew." - Fox in Socks
  • “I suggest that you chew a few chips and a chop at Skipper Zipp’s Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop." - Oh Say Can You Say?
  • "Luke Luck likes lakes. Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luck's duck licks lakes." - Fox in Socks
  • "Mr. Gump has a seven hump Wump. So if you like to go Bump! Bump! Just jump on the hump of a Wump of Gump.” - One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • "A tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!" - Fox in Socks
  • "As he gobbled the cakes on his plate, the greedy ape said as he ate, 'The greener green grapes are, the keener keen apes are to gobble green grape cakes. They're GREAT!" - Oh Say Can You Say?
  • "Slow feet, quick feet. Trick feet, sick feet. Up feet, down feet. Here come clown feet. Small feet, big feet. Here come pig feet. His feet, her feet. Fuzzy fur feet.” - The Foot Book
  • "If your daddy's name is Dwight, and he likes to look at birds at night, the gift for Dwight that might be right is a Bright Dwight Bird-Flight Night-Sight Light." - Oh Say Can You Say?

Classic Tongue Twisters for Kids

When it comes to tongue twisters for kids, you can’t go wrong with these popular twisters. While you’ll never know how many pickled peppers Peter picked or how fuzzy Wuzzy was, you’ll still have fun trying to say them.

  • She sells seashells by the seashore.
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
  • Fresh fried fish, fish fresh fried, fried fish fresh, fish fried fresh.
  • A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
  • Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
  • A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
  • Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

Famous Hard Tongue Twister Examples

Now it's time to look at some of the toughest tongue twisters out there. Kids looking for a challenge can try these twisted tongue twisters on for size. However, you had better be ready because your tongue just might end up in a nice knot.

  • Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
  • Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
  • Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
  • The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep is sick.
  • I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
  • Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
  • Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze
    and feed and freeze the fleas.
  • Betty Botter bought some butter. “But," said she, "this butter's bitter! If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter will but make my batter better." Then she bought a bit of butter, better than the bitter butter, made her bitter batter better. So 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter!
  • A tutor who tooted the flute tried to teach two young tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor, "Is it harder to toot, or to tutor two tooters to toot?"
  • If you must cross a coarse, cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross, coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

Original Long Tongue Twister Examples

If you're up for a challenge, try out these long tongue twisters. Once you master them, try saying them faster and faster!

  • Kenny the anemone met twenty enemies when he mentioned the many men he sees. "Again," said the enemy anemones, "again he mentions the many men he sees." Now Kenny the enemy anemone has twenty new frenemies.
  • Lions lie and liars lie. Lions lie limply alive and liars lie liberally alive. Lions likely lie liberally but liars are likely liable for liking lying and light libel.
  • Sue the sushi chef sued Sue the sous chef. So Sue the sous chef soon sued Sue the sushi chef. She sued so she should share her sushi.
  • Twins twist tweed twine twice. The tweed twangs and twitches as the twins twist. It twinkles and twists as two twins twiddle and tweeze the twirling twine.
  • Chris crosses the criss-crossed crews on the crystal cruise. He caresses cress crosses and crosses the crystal crews at the crux of the crossed cruise.
  • Sing a single synonym for cinnamon since cinnamon synonyms are simply singable. Singeing cinnamon sounds like sinning cymbals; singing synonyms sends sinewy symbols to singles.

Tongue Twisters Help Kids Speak and Read

Tongue twisters and fun go together like peanut butter and jelly, not only because they are silly, but because they challenge children’s pronunciation skills. Keep up the fun by exploring rhyming word games. Kids might also enjoy examples of onomatopoeia for kids.